Nintendo has announced Pac-Man 99, a new multiplayer game that comes with its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service. Like Tetris 99 and the recently abandoned Super Mario Bros. 35, the game pits dozens of players against each other in a match royale-style match to the end.
The game is similar to the classic arcade-original Pac-Man, but you can make it harder for opponents by munching on power pills, eating ghosts and sending “Jammer Pac-Man” to their screens. There are eight different preset strategies you can use to screw with other players, for example by speeding up their game.
Pac-Man 99 also has various themes that can be purchased that change the music and the graphics based on other Namco games like Galaga, Xevious, and Dig Dug. There are 20 in total.
Pac-Man 99 will be available for download tomorrow, April 7, and is free for anyone with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. The game is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.